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Tuesday, January 24, 2023
30 Years Later: Will Court Toss Out $150M Grift Against Bank of America?
By Court House News @ 10:35 PM :: 352 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii History

... a Maui-based 'nonprofit' filed a complaint seeking the funds ....

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Sunday, December 18, 2022
What It Takes to Spend $600M on Housing in Three Years
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 858 Views :: DHHL, Development

... Otherwise, the money goes back to the general fund ....

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Wednesday, December 7, 2022
DHHL Publishes $600 Million Act 279 Plan
By News Release @ 10:42 PM :: 728 Views :: DHHL

... Act 279 required DHHL to submit a strategic plan, including findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation, to the legislature by December 10, 2022 ....

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Monday, December 5, 2022
Green: My Inauguration Unites State as One
By News Release @ 6:22 PM :: 1189 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness

... Governor Green recently announced the appointments of key cabinet and executive staff leadership roles, signaling the most expeditious assembling of a gubernatorial administration in the state’s history (behind a Carpenters Union chief of Staff) ....

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Saturday, November 26, 2022
Builder Cancels DHHL Barbers Point Solar Project
By Andrew Walden @ 4:59 PM :: 1105 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

"...this project is no longer financially viable under its current terms in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) due to changing supply chain/market conditions, regulatory delays and final interconnection costs...."

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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Interior Department Announces Development of First-Ever Consultation Policy with Native Hawaiian Community
By News Release @ 5:14 PM :: 1271 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

“The Interior Department is committed to working with the Native Hawaiian Community on a government-to-sovereign basis to address concerns related to self-governance, Native Hawaiian trust resources, and other Native Hawaiian rights,” said Secretary Deb Haaland.

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Sunday, October 2, 2022
Three Years to Spend $600 Million
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 966 Views :: DHHL, Development

... On June 30, 2025, any of this money not contractually committed will drop back into our state general fund ....

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Monday, September 26, 2022
DHHL Proposals for 2023 Legislature
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 637 Views :: DHHL

... A summary of the 10 included proposals ....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022
DHHL Opens Comment Period for Draft General Plan
By News Release @ 4:08 PM :: 737 Views :: DHHL

... DHHL’s General Plan, updated every 20 years, establishes statewide policies that guide land management and programs over the next two decades ....

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Monday, August 1, 2022
Empowering Native Hawaiians to Own Homes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:09 PM :: 1290 Views :: DHHL, OHA

"...We’ve been renters all our lives...."

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
DHHL Summary of 2022 Legislative Session
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 862 Views :: DHHL

... In September 2021, the Hawaiian Homes Commission approved ten legislative proposals ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Surprise: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts field hearings in Hawaii
By Video @ 5:29 AM :: 1299 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... These hearings --Chaired by Sen Schatz-- were not announced anywhere.  Not by OHA, DHHL, CNHA, nor by any member of the Congressional delegation, nor by any news release from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee ....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Helping Native Hawaiians Obtain Financial Capital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:34 AM :: 1318 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Small Business

... There are many success stories of Native Hawaiians benefiting from financial capital through the NHRLF ....

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Monday, May 2, 2022
Legislature Burns $1B on 'Affordable Housing'
By News Release @ 5:47 PM :: 1726 Views :: DHHL, Development, Hawaii State Government, Homelessness, Cost of Living

... Housing bills that will be sent to the Governor for his signature include ....

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Friday, April 29, 2022
HB2511: $600M for DHHL
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 804 Views :: DHHL

... The bill also includes a three (3) year lapse date, subject to reporting and evaluation of progress by the Legislature ....

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
$328M: After 23 years of Judicial Stalling, State Settles DHHL Suit
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 1129 Views :: DHHL

“... After weeks of intensive negotiations ...."

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Tribal Consultation Bill Hits Alaska-Hawaii Snag
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 AM :: 1252 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... H.R.3587, as introduced by Grijalva on May 28, 2021, does not mention Alaska Native corporations or Native Hawaiian organizations.... But Grijalva planned to unveil a new version of the RESPECT Act with Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations on the morning of the April 6 markup ....

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Friday, March 25, 2022
Prince Kuhio's Fight to Americanize Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 12:01 AM :: 30068 Views :: DHHL, Agriculture, Hawaii History, Land Use

...the homestead associations he championed in his first decade of service were multi-ethnic groups seeking the fee-simple ownership of land promised in the Hawaii Organic Act....

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Sunday, February 13, 2022
DHHL, Spend Your Money!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1491 Views :: DHHL

... It’s 2022, and the agency is still working on 2014 and 2015 money ....

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Thursday, January 20, 2022
VIDEO: Day One Speeches at Hawaii Legislature
By Video @ 4:37 AM :: 2430 Views :: DHHL, Hawaii State Government

... House Speaker Scott Saiki announced plans in an unusually specific, brief speech ....

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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Al Hee's Hawaiian Homelands Monopoly Broken
By News Release @ 9:38 PM :: 1693 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... Broadband telecommunication customers on Hawaiian Home Lands will soon have more options under the lifting of a former exclusivity clause that allowed only one provider ....

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022
DHHL Releases EA for Isenberg Street Rentals, Kalaeloa Solar Project
By News Release @ 2:53 AM :: 1808 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Energy

... 270 affordable rental units for native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Biden: WHIAANHPI Will Save Hawaiians
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 2086 Views :: DHHL, National News, OHA

... the new WHIAANHPI is housed within HHS, returning this initiative to the Department where it was first launched under the Clinton Administration in 1999 ....

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Ige Announces $365M in CIP
By News Release @ 3:05 AM :: 1865 Views :: DHHL, Education K-12, Hawaii State Government

... These funds were released in October 2021 ....

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Tuesday, October 12, 2021
DHHL: Al Hee’s Actions Represent ‘clear and present danger’
By Andrew Walden @ 9:10 PM :: 2633 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Police

... Sandwich Isles Communications has Publicly Stated that the Dispute with Hawaiian Tel will Affect Services ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
Will Al Hee Cut Off Your 911 Service?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:42 PM :: 2808 Views :: DHHL

... A criminal may be cutting off 911 service for some Hawaii telephone lines according to US Bankruptcy Court documents filed by attorneys for Hawaiian Tel ....

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
DHHL Legislative Proposals Include Gambling, Secret Rulemaking
By News Release @ 7:43 AM :: 2010 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Gambling

"... to issue interim rules which shall be exempt from the public notice, public hearing, and gubernatorial approval requirements of Chapter 91...."

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Thursday, September 16, 2021
Robin Danner Moves to Washington, D.C. to Lobby for Fake Indian Tribe
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 2318 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL

... What New Trick Does Robin Have Up Her Sleeve? ....

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
Two Hawaii Lawyers Appointed to Interior Department
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1911 Views :: DHHL, OHA

... Summer Lee Haunani Sylva and Keone Nakoa ....

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Friday, August 27, 2021
Sweet Deal for Maui Developer--DHHL Affordable Housing Credits
By Andrew Walden @ 6:49 PM :: 3804 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, Ethics

... the affordable housing credits paid to Dowling are worth $1.4M to $20.6M over and above DHHL’s $10.8M parcel valuation ....

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Sunday, August 22, 2021
Trustee: Criminal Al Hee Rakes in $15M While on Parole
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 AM :: 4043 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... SIC allowed third-party telecommunication carriers to use the Paniolo Cable Network without permission, without compensation to Paniolo and in violation of the Settlement Agreement ....

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Monday, July 26, 2021
Mismanagement? DHHL vs Fevella
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 2168 Views :: DHHL, Gambling

... "They never needed the money, they wanted a casino," said Senator Kurt Fevella ....

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
More Homesteading Opportunities for Native Hawaiians on Moloka‘i After Water Commission Decision
By News Release @ 5:51 PM :: 2267 Views :: DHHL, Maui County, OHA

... the water rights for this aquifer had been litigated for thirty years ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
DHHL Seeks Recommendations for 2022 DHHL Legislative Package
By News Release @ 10:54 PM :: 1610 Views :: DHHL

... Every year, the Department prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaiʻi State Legislature ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Kahele Introduces Legislation to Reduce DHHL Blood Quantum to 1/32nd
By News Release @ 5:32 AM :: 1813 Views :: DHHL

... H.J.Res. 55, reduces the successorship qualification of a lessee’s spouse, children, grandchildren and brothers or sisters from one quarter to one thirty-second Hawaiian ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Embezzlement, Bribery: Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 4466 Views :: Honolulu County, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA, COVID-19

... Hawaii Non-Profit Executive Sentenced to 46 Months of Imprisonment for Embezzling Over $500,000 from AmeriCorps and for Agreeing to Receive a Bribe for Approving $845,000 in CARES Act Grants ....

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021
CNHA, DHHL announce $5M rental & utilities assistance for Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 12:01 PM :: 2058 Views :: DHHL, OHA, COVID-19

... This new allotment of funds was made possible through the American Rescue Plan of 2021 and is part of the DHHL COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program ....

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Monday, June 14, 2021
Former Tsunami Center Site Transferred to DHHL
By News Release @ 5:55 PM :: 1844 Views :: DHHL

... Transfer of Surplus Federal Land to the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust Could Provide Up To 400 New Homesteads for Native Hawaiian Families ....

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Friday, June 11, 2021
Case and Kahele Announce $1.18 Million In Federal Grant Awards To 12 Native Hawaiian Organizations
By Ed Case @ 12:27 AM :: 2812 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA, Tourism

... The funds target preservation of Native Hawaiian history, heritage and culture programs ....

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Homeownership for Hawaiians Requires Big Thinking!
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:27 PM :: 2395 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Cost of Living

... The median price of a home on Oʻahu has just reached $950,000 ....

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Thursday, May 27, 2021
DHHL Summary of 2021 Legislative Proposals
By News Release @ 10:01 PM :: 1481 Views :: DHHL

... The Hawaii State Legislature enacted two of the seven legislative proposals that were recommended by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
The U.S. Owes Hawaiians Millions of Dollars Worth of Land. Hawaii Congressional Delegation Helped Make Sure the Debt Wasn’t Paid.
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 4408 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

... At least six other current and former members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation have supported such legislation one or more times ....

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Friday, May 7, 2021
How the Deals Approved by Congress Bypassed Thousands of Hawaiians Waiting for Homes
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 3085 Views :: DHHL, Ethics, Congressional Delegation, Hawaii History

... They were authorized via special legislation approved by Congress, including members of Hawaii’s own delegation ....

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Sunday, April 18, 2021
DHHL Offers Rent-With-Option-To-Purchase Homes on Hawaiʻi Island
By News Release @ 3:46 PM :: 2536 Views :: Hawaii County , DHHL

... Sixty homes initiated the project within the Villages of Laʻi ʻŌpua in Kealakehe, Hawaiʻi Island ....

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Friday, April 16, 2021
Mauna Kea Hui: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 7982 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA

"...letter to Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland, in advance of a congressional proposal for Hawaiian reparations...."

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Friday, April 9, 2021
Hawaii State Senate Confirms Three DHHL Commissioners
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 1689 Views :: DHHL

... The Hawaiʻi State Senate confirmed David Kaʻapu, Michael Kaleikini, and Dennis Neves to the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) on Thursday, April 8, 2021 ....

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Thursday, April 8, 2021
Petition: 'Hawaiians are not a Tribe'
By Video @ 12:04 AM :: 3455 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... Robin Danner Is Trying To Steal Your Future.  She Wants To Turn You Into An America Indian Whether You Want It Or Not ....

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Sunday, April 4, 2021
Al Hee Claims Ownership of Federal Subsidies--Court Laughs
By Robert Thomas @ 2:47 AM :: 2743 Views :: DHHL, Ethics

... There's a lot there: acronyms, bureaucracy-speak, family-inside politician dealings, tax fraud convictions, and the like ....

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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Robin Danner's Sneaky Fed Wreck Move
By Video @ 6:35 AM :: 3965 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... In A Stunning Letter To The US Dept. Of Interior, She Claims That Hawaiians Are The Same As American Indian Tribes .... 

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
DHHL to Obtain Former Tsunami Warning Center Site from Feds
By News Release @ 8:26 PM :: 2449 Views :: DHHL

... DHHL has advised the U. S. General Services Administration (GSA) that it will accept the transfer of approximately 80 acres from the federal government ....

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